Secretary General Of Islamic Cooperation Organization Condemns Christchurch Shootings
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 07:03 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Yousef Al-Othaimeen condemned on Friday the two mosque mass shootings that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier in the day
"Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, condemned in the strongest terms, the heinous #terrorist attack against innocent #Muslims praying on Friday, 15 March 2019, at Al Noor & Lindwood Mosques, in #Christchurch, #NewZealand, that killed more than 40 Muslims," the organization tweeted.
Al-Othaimeen also expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and stated that the crime served as a further warning on the dangers of hate, intolerance and islamophobia.
Earlier on Friday, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist act, saying it was the country's "darkest day". At least 49 people have been killed, according to media reports, and more than 30 others injured. Four people suspected of involvement in the attack have been detained and one person has been charged with murder.